Published On : Tue, Dec 23rd, 2014

ACB netted 8 Irrigation Department babus & seized assets worth Rs 70 crore: CM Fadnavis

A total of 41 cases were registered by the ACB and disproportionate assets worth Rs130 crore were seized from 1.1.14 to 13.10.14, informed the Chief Minister in Legislative Assembly.

Devendra-Fadnavis

Nagpur: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Maharashtra Police seized disproportionate assets worth Rs130 crore in 41 cases. In a crackdown on babus of different departments, the ACB registered offences against eight officials of Irrigation Department and seized disproportionate assets worth Rs 70,05,84,196 (over Rs 70 crore) alone.

Replying to a Starred Question during Question Hour in Legislative Assembly here on Tuesday, the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the ACB from 1.1.2014 to 13.10.2014 registered a total of 41 offences and seized disproportionate assets worth Rs 129,74,97,864 (Rs 130 crore) including the unaccountable assets worth Rs Rs 70,05,84,196 of eight Irrigation Department officials. The offenders have been booked under Sections 13(I)(E), 13(2) of the Anti-Corruption Act 1988 and further investigations are underway.

Replying to another question, the Chief Minister said that the total number of officials and personnel in Police Department stands at 219966. Of this, 86515 policemen have been provided with official residential quarters. 27.60 percent police officials and 40.54 percent other personnel are occupying the official residential quarters. A provision of Rs 70.23 crore was made in 2014-15 for construction of police quarters. Apart from this amount, procurement of a Rs 500 crore loan from Hudco is under consideration for construction of police quarters, said Fadnavis.